Signing of the second cooperation agreement between the Doctoral Program and the Brandenburg Alliance for Good Work by WZB President Jutta Allmendinger and Dietmar Woidke, Minister-President of the federal state of Brandenburg



Interdisciplinary PhD conference 'Working on Work' in cooperation with the university Duisburg-Essen.


Panel discussion as part of the series 'Achtung: Demokratie' on: Die (un-)gewollten Grenzen der Wissenschaftsfreiheit in Deutschland"



"Morgens halb zehn in Deutschland. Arbeitswelten der Zukunft"; A production of the puppet theatre Halle in cooperation with the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina


Panel discussion at the Junge Akademie on 'Good Work in Science' and presentation of the short film on 'Good Work'.

2nd Expert dialogue with the "Brandenburg Alliance for Good Work" on the topic "Diversity in the workforce: challenges and success factors"


The doctoral program 'Good Work' invited Eva Derous, Professor at the Department of Personnel Management, Work and Organizational Psychology, University of Ghent, to present a paper in the colloquium of the research unit 'Migration, Integration, Transnationalization'  on: "When your resume is (not) turning you down: Modelling ethnic bias in resume-screening”.


The scientists of the doctoral program actively participated in the Labor.A platform of the Hans-Böckler-Foundation. Watch the session "Wie wird Forschung (be-)greifbar?" here (in German).


The doctoral program went on its annual retreat to reflect on the last year and plan for the next.


The doctoral program took part in the 'Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften', an open day at scientific insitutes in Berlin, by presenting various transfer projects and informing visitors about their PhD research.

The students of the doctoral program also organized a panel discussion in the framework of the WZB discussion series "Achtung! Demokratie" called "Arbeit: der blinde Fleck der Demokratie". You can view the video of the discussion here (in German).


Summer School on 'Good work in academia: Scientific, political and societal perspectives'. National and international doctoral students used the opportunity to exchange and discuss the issue in workshops, panel discussions and with keynote speakers over a period.


1st Expert dialogue with the "Brandenburg Alliance for Good Work" on the topic "Digitalization in the working world: Participatory company cultures and co-determination".


Evaluation of the WZB. The doctoral program is taking part with a presentation of various transfer projects.


Workshop for PhD students on 'Labour, Technology and Organization - How do work processes and organizations change in the context of automation and digitalization? to discuss important questions regarding the PhD-projects.



Field Days: Trip to the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) in Dortmund to exchange scientific questions with PhD Students of BAuA and to visit the exhibition on German Occupational Safety

Beginning of the cooperation with students of the University of Arts as part of the Visual Society Program.

Start of the seminar on „Gute Arbeit“ at the University of Potsdam.


Official beginning of the cooperation with Brandenburger Bündnis für Gute Arbeit

Field Days: Trip to Volkswagen in Wolfsburg, to get information on  modern industrial production and participation of workers.


Working Meeting of the Doctoral Program with members of the HBS-Project „Gute Arbeit bei eingeschränkter Gesundheit“ of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


Retreat of the Docotral Program at Chorin/Sandkrug

Discussion with Prof. Robert Bosch, Head of the Institute of Work and Qualification at the University of Duisburg-Essen

Attendance of Final Conference of the Expert Commission „Arbeit der Zukunft“ of the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung

„Junge Wissenschaft trifft Politik“: Setareh Radmanesch discussed with Uwe Beckmeyer, Parlamentary State Secretary for Germany's Economy Ministry (BMWi) about chances and risks of the digitalisation of labor. Link to Vimeo here


Gute Arbeit Kolloquium: with Dr. Rolf Schmucker, Institute „DGB-Index Gute Arbeit“

Discussion with Martin Urban, CEO Berliner Stadtreinigung

Joint visit of „Junge Wissenschaft trifft Politik“ with Lars Hendrik Röller, Chief Advisor of the Chancellor in economic and financial matters

Attendance of the Career Day at the WZB looking at 'Career Paths after the Dissertation'

Attendance of the Preparation Meeting for the Wissenschaftsjahr 2018 “Zukunft der Arbeit“ at the organisation “Wissenschaft im Dialog“

Meeting with students of Murray State University, Kentucky


Celebration of the Kick-Off  of the Doctoral Program

Bas Böttcher, Liebeserklärung an die Arbeit


Gute Arbeit Kolloquium: Presentation of PhD Projects


Workshop „How to write a good thesis“

Attendance of Webinar: Introduction to Citavi

Presentation of the Unit 'Personnel Development and Research Funding' Information on Career Advancement at the WZB




Welcome Day for the PhD Students

Gute Arbeit Kolloquium with Christina Schildmann, Scientific Secretary of the Expert Commission “Arbeit der Zukunft“. Hans-Böckler-Stiftung

Joint visit of the event series „Junge Wissenschaft trifft Politik“ with Hermann Gröhe, Federal Minister of Health